British Pathé

British Pathé is major newsreel archive, spanning the years from 1896 to 1978, the collection includes footage from around the globe of major events, famous faces, travel, science and culture.

In the 1950s and 60s, as the Lovell telescope was being built and the world was watching the space race, Jodrell Bank became a regular news feature. You can watch films from the Jodrell Bank collection for free on the Pathé website.

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Search their entire catalogue for other Jodrell and science related stories, here.

Other archives and collections

Watch The Inquisitive Giant (1957), held by BFI Player

Bernard Lovell's diaries and interviews, held by The Imperial War Museum

William Young’s photos of Jodrell Bank, 1958-1961